Extra Virgin Press at Miami Book Fair
Extra Virgin Press created prints for the Miami Book Fair, to advertise and promote "The Porch" program that offers space to visual artists, performance artists and literary artists. As part of its programming, EVP brought high school student volunteers to print and demonstrate the art of letterpress to fairgoers. Prints were distributed to everyone who wanted to bring one home. All ages participated on both days of the street fair.
EVP at Little Haiti Book Festival
Extra Virgin Press brought presses to the Little Haiti Book Festival in Little Haiti at the Little Haiti Cutural Center. Manned by student interns and volunteers, we printed posters that commemorated the event, and demonstrated the use of this historical printing method. EVP interns also distributed posters in English and Creole that promoted the fair and its local contributors.
Una Marea Creciente program, Broadsheets. Faena, FIU, Miami Beach, FL
Extra Virgin Press worked with a collaborative group of Florida International University Faculty/Artists on the Non-Linear Opera Una Marea Creciente. EVP printed literary broadsheets created by Campbell McGrath. EVP also assisted in the design and production of the program documenting the performance at Faena, in Miami Beach, Florida.
Extra Virgin Press has worked with several Miami writers to create a portfolio of broadsheets presenting one hundred characters of prose or poetry from fifteen South Florida writers. EVP and student interns printed this work for delivery to an exhibition at The Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Arts in Red Wing, Minnesota. The project is designed to introduce Miami writers to Minnesota patrons of the arts and writers in the Midwest. A second portfolio of work from Midwest writers is being printed and assembled into a portfolio to introduce the Midwest to Miami writers, students and patrons of the arts. This project is designed for exhibition in multiple venues, including the Anderson Center and The Jaffe Center for Book Arts.
Extra Virgin Press has printed posters and editions for local artists, writers, and musicians interested in promoting and offering their work to the public in Miami at various venues. Letterpress printing allows these people to offer multiple originals to their followers.